Visiting Fellow Tarun Chhabra
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Academic Year: 2016-17
Tarun Chhabra served as the director for strategic planning on the National Security Council from 2016 to 2017. Prior thereto, he was director for human rights and national security on the National Security Council. From 2013 to 2015, he was a speechwriter for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Chhabra previously worked in the Executive Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and on the staff of Annan's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and an MPhil in international relations from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. His BA is from Stanford University, and he was a Fulbright Fellow in Russia.